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    Foucault Contra Habermas: Recasting the Dialogue Between Genealogy and Critical Theory.Samantha Ashenden & David Owen (eds.) - 1999 - Sage Publications.
    Foucault contra Habermas is an incisive examination of, and a comprehensive introduction to, the debate between Foucault and Habermas over the meaning of enlightenment and modernity. It reprises the key issues in the argument between critical theory and genealogy and is organised around three complementary themes: defining the context of the debate; examining the theoretical and conceptual tools used; and discussing the implications for politics and criticism. In a detailed reply to Habermas' Philosophical Discourse of Modernity, this volume explains the (...)
  2. On violence in Habermas’s philosophy of language.Samantha Ashenden - 2014 - European Journal of Political Theory 13 (4):427-452.
    Habermas does not rule out the possibility of violence in language. In fact his account explicitly licenses a broad conception of violence as ‘systematically distorted communication’. Yet he does rule out the possibility that language simultaneously imposes as it discloses. That is, his argument precludes the possibility of recognizing that there is an antinomy at the heart of language and philosophical reason. This occlusion of the simultaneously world-disclosing and world-imposing character of language feeds and sustains Habermas’s legal and political arguments, (...)
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    On Political Obligation.Samantha Ashenden & Andreas Hess (eds.) - 2019 - Yale University Press.
    _A compelling set of lectures on political obligation that contributes to ongoing debates in political theory and intellectual history_ This stimulating collection of lectures by the late Judith Shklar on political obligation is paired with a scholarly introduction that offers an overview of her life, illuminates the connections among her teaching, research, and publications, and explains why her lectures still resonate with us and contribute to current debates in political theory and intellectual history.
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    Questions of Criticism.Samantha Ashenden - 1999 - In Samantha Ashenden & David Owen (eds.), Foucault Contra Habermas: Recasting the Dialogue Between Genealogy and Critical Theory. Sage Publications. pp. 143.
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    Foucault, Ferguson, and civil society.Samantha Ashenden - 2015 - Foucault Studies 20:36-51.
    In contrast to those who trace civil society to “community” per se, Foucault is keen to locate this concept as it emerges at a particular moment in respect of specific exigencies of government. He suggests that civil society is a novel way of thinking about a problem, a particular problematization of government that emerges in the eighteenth century and which combines incommensurable conceptions of the subject as simultaneously a subject of right and of interests. This article takes up Foucault’s discussion (...)
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  6. Structuralism and post-structuralism.Samantha Ashenden - 2004 - In Austin Harrington (ed.), Modern Social Theory: An Introduction. Oxford University Press.
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    Policing Perversion: The Contemporary Governance of Paedophilia.Samantha Ashenden - 2002 - Cultural Values 6 (1-2):197-222.
    This paper explores recent vigilance attending pedophilia in the UK context. It examines governmental and popular responses to the perceived threat posed by child sex offenders, exhibited respectively in provisions for sex offender orders within the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, and in press and public campaigns for the “naming and shaming” of paedophiles. These two responses cohabit in current contexts of concern about childhood as innocence and vulnerability, and are worked out against the figure of the paedophile as a (...)
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    Pluralism within the limits of reason alone? Habermas and the discursive negotiation of consensus.Samantha Ashenden - 1998 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 1 (3):117-136.